A chastity ring or "purity ring" is a ring that is worn on the ring finger of the left hand to symbolize that an individual is waiting until after marriage to become sexually active. These rings are worn by both males and females.
Chastity rings are often given to teenagers as a gift from their parents. Many rings are engraved with the inscription "True Love Waits," which is a phrase commonly used in the Christian faith. The ring signifies that the individual is waiting to lose their virginity to a future spouse and is worn in place of a wedding or engagement ring.